COVID-related delays increase costs of Nalcor’s Muskrat Falls project
Energy company has to pay roughly $300 million in additional debt-financing costs.
Muskrat Falls hydroelectric projects links first power unit to Labrador grid
Testing on the first generating unit will continue over the next few weeks.
NL, Ottawa agree to shield ratepayers from Muskrat Falls cost overruns [UPDATED]
The two governments will also work towards electrifying federal buildings to reduce an anticipated power surplus in the province
Premier’s lawyer on defensive as Muskrat Falls inquiry wraps hearings
Supreme Court Justice Richard LeBlanc is looking into cost and schedule overruns of the $12.7-billion dam on the Lower Churchill River.
Halt Muskrat Falls flooding, address methylmercury issue: Inuit leader
The toxicant formed as vegetation rots under water turns up in wild food sources used by local Indigenous communities.
N.L. premier testifies at inquiry into controversial Muskrat Falls dam
Dwight Ball has panned the project as historic mistake.
Muskrat Falls cost overruns obvious soon after start: audit
Cost has essentially doubled to more than $12.7 billion since it was sanctioned in 2012; first power expected later this year.
I didn’t question Muskrat Falls cost estimates, former premier tells inquiry
Kathy Dunderdale asserted “risk mitigation was a theme that moved through the whole discussion of the development of Muskrat Falls.”
Former CEO defends ‘good governance’ at Muskrat Falls overrun inquiry
Witnesses, commissioners describe lack of documents showing thorough review of cost estimates and project risks.
We can be ‘really proud’ of Muskrat Falls megaproject, former NL premier
Danny Williams championed Muskrat Falls as a form of energy independence from Quebec, before retiring from politics shortly after announcing the plan in 2010.
Inquiry hears of Quebec-NL tensions over Churchill River energy
Expert says tense relationship between Newfoundland and Labrador and Quebec stems from the notoriously lopsided 1969 Churchill Falls deal.
Muskrat Falls report recommends soil removal from megaproject’s reservoir
Initiatives aimed at limiting a spike of methylmercury in wild food sources, such as fish and seals.
Landslide near $13B Muskrat Falls project raises fresh ‘anguish’ downstream
Raises questions about the stability of the North Spur dam, a crucial element of the Muskrat Falls design
Inquiry into overruns at Muskrat Falls hydro megaproject begins in January
$12.7-billion project that will also provide energy to Nova Scotia has almost doubled in cost.
NL’s Muskrat Falls project delays are impacting NS power bills
Maritime Link to be complete by the end of this year, but power isn’t expected to flow until 2020 at the earliest.
Feds provide $2.9B loan guarantee support for Muskrat Falls
Expected to ease costs on consumers that are estimated to hit 21.4 cents per kilowatt hour by 2021.
Ottawa provides $2.9B loan guarantee support for Muskrat Falls
Will slightly ease power bills that are expected to almost double rate paid last year.
Methylmercury levels to rise at Muskrat Falls reservoir
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Muskrat Falls protests ramp up as flooding to begin in Labrador
Opponents concerned flooding may contaminate fish, other wild foods with methylmercury.
NL Premier wants outside review of Nalcor CEO severance
Ball acting on a justice department recommendation regarding the $1.4 million package.
Former Fortis president takes lead on Muskrat Falls project
Announcement to come regarding the resignation of Nalcor’s remaining board members.
CEO, board leading Muskrat Falls hydro megaproject quitting amid cost scrutiny
Report finds Labrador hydro project has problems with oversight.
CEO of company overseeing Muskrat Falls project steps down
NL premier says a new president will be chosen as soon as possible.
Nova Scotia voices opposition over Maritime Link
Emera and Nalco Energy deal put ratepayers at risk: Energy Department
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No deadlines looming for Maritime Link decision
Nova Scotia’s new energy minister says the Utility and Review Board can establish an appropriate time frame.
Ottawa wanted fisheries concessions for hydro loan guarantee: Dunderdale
Harper tried to tie backing of Muskrat Falls project to European trade talks.
Jobs, spending on the line as Newfoundland and Labrador drifts in red ink
Public service layoffs and program cuts have already started as anxious workers wait for more bad news.
Muskrat Falls is cheapest energy option for Nova Scotia: study
Combining wind power and natural gas deemed the most expensive.
Federal guarantee could lock provinces into Muskrat Falls project
No changes once regulator approves the $7.7 billion project.
Critics warn of secret deals for mining firms if Muskrat Falls approved
Residential ratepayers could front the bill for industrial expansion.
Newfoundland, Nova Scotia sign 13 Muskrat Falls deals
Price tag for hydro power plan expected to top $6.2 billion.